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Sideshow 12″ Bib Fortuna Figure

October 18, 2009

I got this figure brand new a couple of years ago for only $19.77 (cute price, huh?). I guess he’s not the most popular character in the world, and most people consider him to be an accessory to Jabba, so if you don’t have Sideshow’s Jabba setup you’re unlikely to want him. But that’s a steal no matter how you look at it.

The figure is actually one of Sideshow’s better efforts. The head sculpt looks great. If you compare it to an actual shot of the actor from the film it does look a bit off, but I think it captures the character very well indeed, and there aren’t any paint issues like we see with so many Sideshow figures. They even managed to do a subtle patterning of the skin. My main complaint with this one is that he has a “deer in the headlights” look. I think it’s the combination of the open mouth and the wide eyes, but in any case the expression is not ideal.

The outfit is also very well done. He comes with a dagger and one of Jabba’s froggy snacks. The exclusive version of the figure also came with a staff. He never had a staff in the movie, but it’s a nod to the vintage Kenner figure that did have a similar staff. All in all, a very nice figure from Sideshow, even at the original price.

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